BJP president Amit Shah on Friday stayed away from the controversy surrounding Hindi film PK starring Aamir Khan, by refusing to comment on it, saying people had the freedom of expression. Several Hindu and right wing groups were protesting against the film stating that it disrespected the religion.
“The film and the people voicing their opinions on it have the freedom of expression to do so. Personally, I don’t have anything to say on this,” said Shah who was in the city to review the BJP’s membership drive.
The BJP president was expected to name the new state president of the party, a position previously occupied by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. “We haven’t finalised any names yet, we will take a decision soon. Till then, Devendra is ably holding the charge,” said Shah.
With reference to the formation of a government in Jammu and Kashmir, Shah said that talks are still on with both the PDP and NC. “There is no fruitful outcome yet. We have 25 seats, which is a sizeable number,” he added. He also said that the party was reorganising itself for the Delhi elections.